Judge George H. Revercomb is apparently the wealthiest of D.C. Superior Court's 49 judges, nominees and retired judges who submitted financial disclosure forms last week. Revercomb's assets were listed as being worth between $260,003 and $780,000.
The smallest listing of assets was made by Judge D. Fauntleroy, who reported a dividend income of $1.09 received from a share of stock in the San Juan Racing Association.
The financial disclosure forms were filed under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. It was not clear in all cases whether the assets listed by the judges included those of their spouses.
The forms submitted by the judges permitted them to list their finances in wide-ranging categories including such brackets as $2,500 to $5,000, $5,000 to $15,000 and more than $1 million for listing outside income. Assets could be included in categories ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 or more than $250,000.
Eleven judges reported assets of up to $250,000, while only four active judges and one retired judge listed assets for themselves and their spouses of more than $500,000.
Revercomb reported modest holdings of common stock and U.S. savings bonds. But the majority of his assets consisted of property owned by his wife, Mary, in Montgomery, Ala.
Superior Court Chief Judge H. Carl Moultrie I listed dividends of up to $4,000 from his holdings of corporate stock in Marriott, Keystone and United Mutual insurance, but failed to list the value of the stock.
Judge John F. Doyle listed as his chief asset 5,000 acres in Lipscomb County, Tex., grasslands worth $65,000 to $150,000.
The Superior Court's newest judge, Peter H. Wolf, listed 31 properties - primarily in New York Stock Exchange securities - worth between $125,000 and $405,000. In addition, he listed $250,000 worth of assets consisting of his wife's inheritance, which is mostly real estate near Alderson, W. Va.
Judge Luke C. Moore reported non-investment income of $970 received in the form of honoraria for speaking engagements at area churches and at St. Augustine College in Raleigh, N.C.
Many judges showed modest incomes from teaching at law schools, and most included New York Stock Exchange securities, municipal bonds, real estate and savings accounts among their assets.
The following is a list of assets as reported by the judges:
Richard A. Atkinson: Income from dividends, $1,000-$2,500; rents on four properties, $7,000-$15,000; interest, $4,501-16,000. Assets, in five properties and three savings accounts, $170,000-$630,000.
Sylvia Bacon: Income from dividends in 13 stocks, $2,500-$5,000; interest, $19,500-$60,000; capital gains, $50,000-$100,000; other investment income of less than $1,000. Assets in stocks, U.S. treasury and municipal bonds and savings, $30,000 to more than $300,000. Sold Watertown Public Opinion Stock last year worth more than $100,000. Purchased nine municipal bonds worth $35,000 to $95,000.
James A. Belson: Income from interest between $3 and $3,000; from trust income, $18,001-$58,500. Assets in five trusts, $125,000 to more than $600,000. Mortgage liabilities on regular residence and vacation home not specified.
Samuel B. Block: Income from former law practice, $7,000; dividends from three bank and two other stocks, $1,000 to $2,500; interest, $5,000 to $15,000; from partnership in apartment houses, $2,500 to $5,000. Assets in one office building and four apartment buildings, $50,000 to $100,000; certificates of deposit, U.S. and State of Israel bonds, and stocks in banks and three corporations, more than $100,000.
Shellie F. Bowers, nominee for Superior Court judgeship: Income from law practice, $31,056. Income from teaching at Howard University Law School, $4,363. No assets were listed.
Leonard Braman: Income from interest on savings account, $12.49.
Alfred Burka: Income from rents, between $5,000 and $10,000; trust, $5,000 to $15,000; other investment income, $2,500 to $5,000. Assets of eight apartment or other real estate interests, $120,000 to $400,000.
Edmond T. Daley: Dividend income of less than $1,000. Assets of six bonds and a savings account, $5,000 to $15,000.
John F. Doyle: Income from mineral interest royalties, $37,500-$120,000; interest, $1,000 to $2,500. Assets of savings and checking accounts, Exxon Corp. and Diamond-Shamrock Corp. oil and gas royalties, and 5,000 acres of Texas grassland, $140,000-$330,000.
John D. Fauntleroy: Income of $100 as a housing development director; $1.09 dividend from one share of San Juan Racing Association stock.
George H. Goodrich: Income from teaching at Potomac Law School and St. Albans School, $4,400; interest income of $356.72, dividends of $4,000 to $10,000, capital gain on sons' mutual fund shares, $206.19. Assets of 1,000 mutual fund shares held for two sons, but no value shown on form. Liabilities of less than $10,000.
Joyce Hens Green, nominee for federal District Court judgeship: Income from dividends, $2,502 to $7,000; interest on savings accounts, $1,004 to $6,000. Assets of stocks, bonds, West Virginia oil and gas leases, husband's law firm, $60,004 to $210,000.
Eugene H. Hamilton: No income other than salary. Assets, Ohio house owned with wife and her family, $5,000 to $15,000.
Joseph M. Hannon: Income of $6,609 in retired combat disability pay. Less than $1,000 in dividends and savings of $2 to $2,000. Assets of $5,000 to $15,000 in savings.
Margaret A. Haywood: Income from matured insurance policy, $1,212. Dividends of $1,000 to $2,500. Interest of less than $1,000. No assets listed.
John R. Hess: No listings.
Norma Holloway Johnson: Income from dividends from eight stocks and bonds, but amount not listed. Assets in savings, mutual funds and bonds, $45,004 to $116,000. Owes loan of $5,000 to $15,000. Purchased 10 shares of Insurance Mutual Income Trust last year, valued at $5,000 to $15,000.
DeWitt S. Hyde: Income from congressional pension, $10,175. Income from interest, $3,500 to $7,500.
Gladys Kessler: Dividend income from 17 stocks and bond funds, $4 to $4,000. Income from rent on apartment, $2.500 to $5,000; interest, $2 to $2,000; from former law partnership at Roisman, Kessler and Cashdan, $5,000 to $15,000. Assets of stocks, bonds and co-op apartment, $45,009 to $150,000. Liabilities: unpaid mortgages on co-op apartment, summer home in West Virginia and a loan with a New Jersey bank. Transactions: husband sold stock, $15,000 to $50,000; bought condominium and stock for $35,000 to $115,000.
Paul F. McArdle: Income from dividends on 12 stocks, $4,509 to $19,000; interest on two bank and a building association accounts, $2,502 to $7,000. Assets of 18 stocks and two savings accounts, $155,000 to $405,000.
Fred L. McIntyre: Dividends income from five stocks, $5 to $5,000; credit union and life insurance interest, $2 to $2,000, and capital gains, less than $1,000. No assets listed.
Bruce S. Mencher: Income of less than $1,000 from sale of stock; less than $1,000 from a partnership. Assets of $10,002 to $40,000 in three properties and State of Israel bonds.
Luke C. Moore: Income of $5,433 in Navy disability pay, less than $1,000 from Navy Credit Union, less than $1,000 in savings account. Assets between $2 and $2,000.
H. Carl Moultrie I, Chief Judge: Income from four stocks of $4 to $4,000. Interest on savings accounts of between $3,000 and $7,500. Assets of $45,003 to $140,000 in certificates of deposit, savings accounts and U.S. savings bonds.
Tim Murphy: Income of $5,680 from teaching at Potomac College of Law and interest of $3 to $3,000 on two savings accounts and treasury bonds. Assets of $25,001 to $85,000 in savings accounts, bonds and property, including one-quarter ownership in summer camp in Friends Lake, N.Y.
David L. Norman: Income from securities of $7 to $7,000 and capital gains of $1,000 to $2,500. Interest from savings accounts of $2,002 to $7,000 and rents of $2,501 to $6,000. Assets of $5,015 to $90,000 in securities, $37,000 to $80,000 in savings accounts, and real estate worth, $100,001 to $255,000.
Nicholas S. Nunzio: Income of $1,500 from teaching at George Washington University Law School.
Carlisle E. Pratt: Listed an income in interest of $552 and no assets.
William C. Pryor, recently nominated to D.C. Court of Appeals: Income of $4,300 from teaching at Potomac School of Law, dividends of less than $1,000 from American Telephone and Telegraph stock and interest of less than $1,000 on two savings accounts. Assets of less than $1,000 in stocks and less than $5,000 in savings.
George H. Revercomb: Income of $5,000 as visiting lecturer, University of Virginia Law School. Income for himself and his wife of $3 to $3,000 from stocks, $6,003 to $15,500 from rents and royalties from properties in Montgomery, Ala., owned by his wife; interest of $5,507 to $19,500 on notes and savings, and less than $1,000 in real estate capital gains. Assets of 20 real estate holdings worth $260,003 to $785,000. Stock sales worth $20,000 to $65,000 and liabilities of $30,000 to $100,000 in stock accounts.
Joseph Michael Francis Ryan Jr.: Income of $6,348.69 from Air Force Reserve and salary of $1,400.94 from teaching at George Washington University law school; rental income of $5,000 to $10,000 on two Bethany Beach houses and interest from two credit union accounts of $2 to $2,000. Liabilities of $20,000 to $65,000 in mortgages on beach properties.
Robert M. Scott: Stock dividend income of $2,008 to $13,000, oil royalties of $2,500 to $5,000 and other properties and trusts worth $3 to $3,000. Assets of $80,005 to $280,000 in properties and stock and liabilities of $15,000 and $50,000. Sales of stock amounted to $3 to $15,000.
Robert A. Shuker: No listings.
Donald S. Smith: Income of $1,949.94 for teaching at Prince George's Community College. Income of $5 to $5,000 in dividends and interest. Assets of $15,000 to $50,000.
W. Byron Sorrell: Income from stock dividends of less than $1,000; interest of $4 to $4,000 on a bank certificate and three savings accounts; $4 to $4,000 in capital gains. Assets of $2,002 to $7,000.
William E. Stewart Jr.: Income of $16,503 to $48,000 from rental property, trusts and property ownerships. Assets of $160,000 to $440,000, mostly of real estate. Liabilities of $20,000 to $65,000 in mortgages.
Dyer Justice Taylor: World War II benefits of $10,296. Less than $1,000 in interest. Assets of between $25,000 and $80,000.
Harriett R. Taylor, nominee to the court: Income for 1978 as administrative law judge, $40,210; dividend less than $1,000; interest of between $17,503-$58,000. Assets of $140,006 to $398,000 in savings, life insurance, treasury notes and retirement account.
William S. Thompson: Income of $100 for consulting fee for Howard University community dentistry ethics course; dividend income of from $5 to $5,000 on five stocks; rents on two houses and an apartment, $7,000 to $20,000; interest of $11,502 to $32,000; less than $1,000 earned from partnership in Penn Resources, Inc.; capital gain of $1,000 to $2,500. Assets worth $165,004 to $475,000. Sale of stock worth $5,000 to $15,000.
Fred B. Ugast: Income of less than $3,000. Assets of less than $20,000.
Annice M. Wagner: Income from rents on Washington apartment building and house, $7,000 to $20,000; interest less than $1,000. Assets include savings account, savings bonds and two mortgaged properties.
James A. Washington: Income of $103 in interest on a savings account. Purchased property in Spain valued at $24,000 with brother-in-law.
Paul R. Webber III: Income from legal fees earned before judicial appointment, $12,971; dividends of less than $1,000; interest of $4 to $4,000; oil drilling partnership worth less than $1,000. Assets of $20,000 to $80,000 in savings, drilling partnership and stocks.
Frederick H. Weisberg: Income of $1,111.10 for teaching at George Washington University law school. Dividends from three stocks and three mutual funds of $1,005 to $7,500; interest on bonds and savings accounts of $3,003 to $10,500. Assets of mutual funds, stocks, bonds, real estate in Fauquier County, Va., worth $131,000 to $357,000.
Peter H. Wolf: Income of $33,425 from former law practice; dividends from 17 stocks, $18 to $18,000; interest, $7,004 to $19,000; capital gain, $2,500 to $5,000. Assets of stock, businesses and bank accounts of between $125,010 and $405,000. Wife inheritance valued at more than $250,000.
Edward A. Beard: Income of $33,324 from judicial pension. Dividends on stocks of between $1,000 and $2,500. Rents on beach home in Delaware and house in Washington, $9,550. Interest income on savings accounts, $1,000 to $2,500. Assets including stocks, real estate, and business interests worth between $175,000 and $400,000.
Milton D. Korman: Income from pension, $47,567; dividends from 57 stocks, $28,400; interest on savings accounts, $31,544. Partnership distribution and capital loss, $11,918. No assets listed.
John J. Malloy: Pension income, $42,000; dividends, $2 to $2,000; interest $5,002 to $14,500. No assets listed.
George D. Neilson: Income from dividends, $900.07; interest income, $550; trust, $5,500. Assets, including rental properties, worth between $6,002-17,000.